Best Presidential Hopeful to Visit Seattle, So Far

Barack Obama was at full pitch for an energizing half-hour speech recently at Qwest Field, comparing his campaign to the '60s civil rights movement, and exhorting people to get involved again. "That is how we are not going to just win an election in 2008," he exclaimed, "[but] we are going to transform this country of ours!" We're not saying a transformation is going to happen, of course, or that there's any reason to believe any candidate is ever going to do what they proclaim. Just booting the Bushwackers out of the White House will set a new course for America (until the next Bush or Nixon comes along). But we're always willing to give newcomers the benefit of the doubt. Failing that, how does a Clinton-Obama ticket sound, in no particular order?—Rick Anderson

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